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State of Alliance

(Collapse #5)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  555 ratings  ·  29 reviews
There is no such thing as safe.
For Commander Cassidy Hart, staying alive is only one of her day-to-day problems. As a newly minted Senator of the State of California, she must travel to Monterey Bay with the hope of bringing an agreement between the militia forces and the Pacific Northwest Alliance as the United States desperately battles against the shadow
Published January 30th 2015 by WB Publishing (first published January 6th 2015)
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Summer Lane
Nov 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
BOOK FIVE. Extremely excited for this installment. The work that went into this novel is crazy. Sharing it with the world is the most satisfying feeling ever - thank you so much! :)
4 freedom-fighter stars

This started off right where "State of Pursuit" finished. Right from the get-go it was filled with action, bloodshed and horror.
Loved how Elle and Bravo - From the spin-off "Zero" series - became part of the "Freedom Fighters". She's such a Badass!

Sophia though..

One thing that annoyed the shit outta me - Cassidy. Goddamn girl. You're in the middle of war! Why you stressin' over yo mans past?! Ugh.

Other than that... I LOVED THIS! Cannot wait for Book #6 - State of Venge
Feb 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-purchase
First posted at Words Fueled by Love.

This series continues to be an action packed, 100% clean Young Adult/NA post-apocalyptic series that I very much enjoy! There's never much down time and the rare moments of perceived safety and contentment are short lived.

If you're new to this series, go check out my review for book one, State of Emergency . It's very hard to review book 5 in a series without giving away vital information from the previous 4 books to readers who haven't yet checked out the
Sophie Snow
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought that this was the last book in the series but I'm so thrilled that it's not. Which is odd, because I usually have a rule that I don't read series' with 5+ books.

I forgot how much I loved Cassie and Chris. They're so adorable. This book was super action-packed. No filler here! Where a couple of the books failed in the characterization department, this book excelled. I feel like I know Cassie so much better now.

I also love the quick summaries that Summer Lane includes in each of the book
Katie Schuman
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
waiting for book 6

I love everything about this series especially the characters! Amazing job! Fell in love from the beginning and can wait till the next!
Janiece Rhodes
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this has to be one of my favorite Collapse Series books. Summer Lane does an excellent job fleshing out her characters and giving them added depth which makes the stories she tells even better. I have seen the characters evolve and feel as if the characters are old and well-liked friends. I liked the change of scenery and the way the author used the different terrains as story telling tools. Not only did those details enhance the story, they seemed to become part of the story itself. Sum ...more
Dec 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series! The adventures of Cassie and Chris and crew continue. We get explosions, death and betrayal, from the least likely sources.

Cassie has changed beyond recognition from the girl we first found, sure she could take care of herself but continually having to be rescued. She is now the Commander and the Senator from California. And she is a lethal sniper. Omega is still the enemy, all around, on top and within us, causing chaos, death and destruction.

So the group bands together wi
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I thought the story line was great and totally realistic of the not so distant future.

There were a few small things, mostly petty, that I didn't like about the series so far; the books seem short. Maybe I'm just used to reading longer books? I'm not sure. There was a lot of repetitiveness in the last three books. All five of them have been somewhat predictable.

Cassie and Chris' love story seems a bit more teen fiction than YA. There is no lack of action in this series. There is always some kin
S.T. Williams
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
These books are so quick I read this one in a matter of hours. Ms. Lane's apocalypse continues to be insightful and realistic. Cassidy's progression has come full tilt she is now leader and senator of California on a mission to join the Pacific Northwest Alliance and take back the country from the evil Omega forces. But of course nothing goes as expected and at this point you would think Cassie and Chris would decide that no place no matter how well armed is untouchable by Omega forces. But of c ...more
Staci Gillen
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series

This book ended with a small twist, that I did not see coming. This series is written so well. The author builds characters, but does it in a way which allows her to keep the story going. She never strays from the characters in the book. I also enjoy how her other series is coming through this one. I was so excited that she wrote a book six and seven. I cannot wait to see where this story goes.
Alyn McGee
I just can't get enough!

In my heart and mind I fight side by side with Cassie and Chris. I cry for their losses and cheer for their victories. The enemy within can be so brutal....but the warrior, the champion also resides within, and in the end.....
Allie Rashkow
Jun 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this series. I cannot believe I flew threw all the current books that are out right now. I cannot wait until the next! I love Chris and can't wait for more! ...more
Dawn Taylor
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book

The war goes on fighting the Omega troops. Cassidy and Chris fight for the U.S. Fight for freedom. This book is as good as the first 4. Now I wait...come on June 2015 I need book 6
Jan 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought it couldn't get any better it does, on to the next one. ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Seriously love these characters and story line! Need more pages! The betrayal was heartbreaking! I saw it coming earlier in the book but still cried. Is it June 26th yet!?
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Summer did it again! I can't wait for book six, so please hurry! ...more
Sandy Benton
Feb 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The fight goes on

Another good read by Summer Lane. Just when you think you know what's going to happen, another twist. Can't wait for book 6
Catherine Price
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it..finally the words. We've all been waiting to hear! Well done for another great instalment!. ...more
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G again!! Summer continues to out do herself!! Love. Love. Love this series!! Review to come.
Dave T
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book.

I am really enjoying this series but the books read really fast. The story is riveting and full of action which makes it hard to put down.
Kelsey van Dillen
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was afraid this book was yet more of the same fighting but in the end it still managed to surprise me!
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
The 5th episode in the Collapse Saga was a slightly different book to the others in the series. For starters, it was a bit slower than the first books in the series. But although there was a little less action (and not by much I might add), it made up for this in Character development. This was the book in which Cassidy finally seemed to evolve from teenage girl into Commander – or more importantly Senator – Hart. Whilst in earlier evolutions of the Collapse series she has taken Command of Milit ...more
Brian Palmer
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm going about 3.75 stars here. Solid action throughout.

Mind games aplenty. It's nice to see how Elle Costas (from Lane's Day sub-trilogy) gets woven into the fabric of this story after her own adventures after the EMP goes off. And good grief, when is something good going to happen to Cassidy? Yikes. I know this is war and all, but she can use a respite of some kind, any kind. Even for ten minutes. I hope to God Cassidy's dad is still alive. The only real downside in this book (for me) is the
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Some thoughts as I read this book.
1. It is NOT called the Coronado Naval Station. It is North Island. This is really bugging me in the book.
2. I wanted to puke as Cassidy was admiring a mission. Later though it mentioned how Omega wants to enslave everyone, so I am hoping that the mission part w/ Cassidy admiring it, was on purpose because the irony is so great. However, I am thinking the truth is probably that the author doesn't know the real story of the missions. I would like to know though.
Apr 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

So there are a lot of actions in the book that happens to the main character that are hard to go with. I really wish she was supposed to be 22 or 23 so that the story would be more believable.
Jess Smith
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
The series started out pretty decently, I just really don't know what happened..... I really don't know what happened. ...more
Rob Lammert
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-read
This book had a TON of twists, some you knew were coming, others you didn't. Fantastic story line continues in this book and series. Onto number 6! ...more
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Summer Lane is the #1 bestselling author of 27 hit books, including the smash-hit Collapse Series. The final installment of the series, STATE OF HOPE, released June 2017. Summer is also the author of the bestselling adventures of the Zero Trilogy, Bravo Saga, Unbreakable SEAL, Collapse: The Illustrated Guide, and Vigilante. Running with Wolves (historical thriller) was released September 22, 2017. ...more

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